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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (35 reviews)
“al pastor” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Not a tourist destination, but really good stuffed potatoes. Can get tacos there too. Don't expect a fancy place as this is just on a busy street, but worth going. Doesn't open til 5pm.

Thank fusspottt
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This restaurant is basically located on a sidewalk on a busy street near the center of town, so it can be noisy. However, we have had several of the stuffed potatoes over the past few years and they are very tasty. The portions are huge,...More

Thank griffinSF
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I'm not a huge fan of papas but there are other things on the menu and the food was so good and fast. Very filling for sure. Wasn't crazy about the location - pretty much tables set out on the sidewalk and the toilet didn't...More

1  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Not fancy, pretentious, or high-end, but this is a fantastic and fun place for a casual dinner. The place is packed with locals and the food is delicious. It's not what you'd expect as "traditional" Mexican food and that makes it even better. They can't...More

Thank daviddrinkwater
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I loved watching the guys on the grill work, they're fast and have great skill. They make amazing tacos and my fav was the tacos el pastor. Bring your appetite because you can eat til you explode for next to nothing. Truly authentic!

Thank Tripsquid
Reviewed 24 March 2014

La Papa Loca was a surprising treat in the heart of Zihuatanejo! For $9US we got 2 beers, 2 bottles of water, 5 pastor tacos and a GIGANTIC baked potato stuffed with bacon, shrimp, tomatoes and ooey, gooey, creamy cheese. By far the best value...More

Thank smarties79
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Most of the dishes are a baked potato with various toppings of sour cream, butter, grilled meat, mushrooms. The table is set with tortilla chips with several salsas, grilled onion, sliced radishes and different fruit juices or beer to drink. Most selections are $55 pesos...More

Thank paul l
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Papa Loca is a small local taco stand that has fabulous stuffed potatoes. My favorite, the Mexican Potatoe, had grilled chicken, mushrooms, cheese and nopales (and probably a few more things I can't remember). All come with sour cream and butter, You also get a...More

Thank SunnyDebbie
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Papa Loca is a favourite of those of us who visit Zihua regularly or are snowbirds escaping the Northern winters. Do not look for high class dining but enjoy the sights and smells of Mexico. Order one of the specialities - the stuffed potatoes. Enjoy...More

Thank shadowManitoba
Reviewed 7 February 2014

When you need a break from some of the higher priced restaurants in the Zihua/Ixtapa area this is a wonderful option. Ask any taxi driver for a good place for tacos and Papa Loca will inevitably be on his list. We can't recommend the tacos...More

Thank JoaoSaldanha
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How to get there from Kyoto?
17 February 2017|
Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
not sure where that is but isles in dt zihuatanejo
Jeff J
Credit cards accepted?
5 June 2016|
Response from banned103 | Reviewed this property |
No,but it is very, very inexpensive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
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A lot of places claim to be for the "locals" but this place actually is where they eat. The name means "crazy potato" in English and that is their speciality. Huge baked potato's filled with buttter, sour cream, cheese and then a variety of meats. Their tacos al pastor and pico de gallo are the best I've ever tasted. Nothing on the menu is more than $50 peso's or about $4usd. Very popular spot with the locals and tourist's that want to experience authentic Mexican food..
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